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(12) Vanderbilt 76

(9-1, 4-1 away)

South Florida 68

(8-2, 1-0 Big East)

    3:00 PM ET, December 17, 2006

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    #12VAN 41 3576
    USF 34 3468

    Sherwood drives No. 12 Vanderbilt past South Florida

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Liz Sherwood scored 19 points, leading No. 12 Vanderbilt past South Florida 76-68 on Sunday.

    Sherwood had six points during Vanderbilt's 15-7 run over the final eight minutes. Vanderbilt (9-1) also got 18 points from Carla Thomas. The Commodores outscored South Florida 50-22 in the paint.

    Jessica Dickson had 23 points for South Florida (8-2). The Bulls struggled at the foul line, making 14 of 31.

    South Florida, which trailed by as many as 13 points during the first half, tied it at 61l when Shantia Grace hit a 3 with eight minutes left. Grace finished with 16 points.

    Sherwood had three baskets over the next five minutes when Vanderbilt built a 71-65 lead. The Commodores preserved the victory by hitting three of four free throws during the final 90 seconds.

    Thomas scored 10 points as Vanderbilt took a 41-34 lead at halftime. Dickson helped keep South Florida within striking distance by scoring 17 points in the opening 20 minutes.

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